I have a question that I hope some can answer here. There are a lot of knowledgable drummers and musicians here and I'm sure the advice I get will come from people in the know... I recently sold my yamaha stage custom and have had my eye on a beautiful pearl masters mcx kit in Birdseye maple. I fell in love with everything about it... Until I played it! Guitar center allowed me to set this kit up, tune it and have my way with it last week but I was very disappointed in the sound/tone that I got from these drums. I was hoping to get a nice smooth round warm and especially a low tone from this kit but instead they were very bright, high pitched, really focused, and somewhat brash. Just the opposite of what I am looking for. My question is: could this be the cheap heads that were on the drums causing these maple shells to be so high pitched? Maybe the thicker shells? Could some Evans g2 heads help get this kit to produce the tone I'm looking for?.. Money's not an issue, if I have to go with reference pure, mmp, or legend series, I'm willing to spend the extra$$ to get THAT sound I'm looking for. Thought I could save a few$ going with mcx. What are your thoughts?... Which kit will give me that nice clean Maple, low, singing sound I'm looking for? Or is it possible to get that from the mcx by different head selection... Thanks in advance for you input, it's greatly appreciated!!